Posts Tagged ‘pork’

I am still surprised when I visit families for dinner who don’t put applesauce out as a “dip” for any kind of pork chop meal. It was a huge family favorite, and my mom made sure to put it at the table whenever we served pork.

The history behind this meal duo dates back to the 4th and 5th Century A.D. when the “Apicius”, one of history’s first recognized cookbooks featured a meal that combined both pork and apples and explained that the tart of the apples acid helps the body to digest the pork’s unwieldy fats. Today’s meal combines pork, sometimes not a kid’s favorite, apples, which rank a little higher on the tasty-scale, and Red Hots, America’s favorite cinnamon candy.

Red Hot Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops


You Will Need:

4 Pork chops
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup of chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1-1/2 cups applesauce (chunky preferably, for better nutrients)
1 dozen or so Red Hot cinnamon candies

First on the to do list for this recipe is to make the Red Hot applesauce. Combine the applesauce and the cinnamon candies in a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir until the candies melt and everything is thoroughly combined.

For the pork, heat a skillet to medium high, and brush the pork chops with the vegetable oil. Brown the chops on both sides, about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the chops, reduce the heat to low, add the chicken broth and lemon juice. Cover the chops and simmer for 5 minutes.

Top the chops with the Red Hot Applesauce.

Happy Cooking!